The oldest scientific academy in existence
egret wasting those University days, falling asleep during lectures or missing them altogether. Well, a
talk offers you the chance to ease the guilt, warm up those grey cells, and all without the tuition fees.
When Christopher Wren and his mates founded the Society back in 1660, it was just an excuse for a coffee and a good old chinwag about science. But the Society soon expanded from these humble beginnings into a powerful fellowship of forward-thinking individuals which counted Sir Isaac Newton amongst its presidents.
Over the course of its 350 year history, the institution has transformed the nature of scientific discourse as well as opening up the fields of technology, engineering, medicine, and mathematics to researchers and the public alike with a programme of free events.
Amongst these boundary-pushing freebies there is a fascinating series of lectures delivered on everything from cloning to Jungian psychoanalysis. The world’s leading boffins really breathe life into these complex but fascinating areas of theory.
But staying true to the Royal Society's motto 'Nullius in verba' which roughly translates as 'take nobody's word for it' - head down to Carlton House and experience a lecture for yourself.